15 January - 16 January 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Argus Middle East LPG & Petrochemical Feedstocks Conference

Day One

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore

LPG markets: Current climate and future prospects

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Global and Asian LPG Markets: Moving to the 2020s David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore
  • What’s driving the markets as we move to the next decade?
  • Asia’s position as the key global consumer – is growth assured?
  • LPG markets in a world of political and economic uncertainty
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • China’s independent refiners and their role in the LPG markets Yier Meng - Manager – LPG, Shenghong Group, China
  • How is China’s addition of new refining capacity affecting products trade?
  • Will local refineries have a growing share of LPG production in the country? 
  • Are independent refiners going to be using more LPG and how will this affect the balance of LPG availability in China?
     
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • LPG’s contribution to a responsible energy future James Rockall - CEO, WLPGA, France
 
  • 11:10
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  • 11:55
  • Networking break
  • 11:55
  • -
  • 12:25
  • Incredible India: LPG requirements in the residential and commercial sector Abhimanyu Singh - Operations Officer (LPG), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India
  • Implementation of PMUY
  • Initiatives to improve LPG penetration
  • 12:25
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  • 12:55
  • Interactive Q&A with session speakers
  • David Appleton, Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore
  • James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA, France
  • Yier Meng, Manager – LPG, Shenghong Group, China
  • Abhimanyu Singh, Operations Officer (LPG), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India
 
  • 12:55
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:00
  • Surging demand for LPG in Japan: Future prospects in the residential, power generation and petrochemical sectors Yuta Watanabe - Representative and General Manager, ENEOS GLOBE Corporation Abu Dhabi Office
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • New frontiers on Asia’s LPG trail: Bangladesh’s position in the market Jakaria Jalal - General Manager (Sales), Bashundhara LP Gas, Bangladesh
 
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • Networking break
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Opportunities and challenges in Pakistan’s LPG sector Wasim Ashfaq - Team Lead, PARCO Pearl Gas, Pakistan
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Beyond China: How geopolitics are weighing heavily on decisions by traders and end-users across Asia

Panellists:

Yuta Watanabe, Representative and General Manager, ENEOS GLOBE Corporation Abu Dhabi Office
Wasim Ashfaq, Team Lead, PARCO Pearl Gas, Pakistan
Jakaria Jalal, General Manager (Sales), Bashundhara LP Gas, Bangladesh
David Appleton, Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore

 
  • 17:00
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Closing remarks by chairperson and end of Day One
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks reception

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registrations and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson Muhamad Fadhil - Editor Petrochemicals, Argus Media, Singapore

The potential in petchems: Opportunities and challenges

Start End
  • 09:40
  • -
  • 10:10
  • The growing competition for feedstocks: Asia’s propylene requirements and the changing nature of LPG demand Joe Zhao - General Manager, Chemical Feedstock Unit, Sinochem International Corporation, China
  • Key drivers of PDH capacity growth in Asia
  • Current split between butane and propane feedstock facilities and future investments
  • Impact of price sensitivity on feedstocks demand
 
  • 10:10
  • -
  • 10:40
  • Understanding propylene and polymer trade dynamics in an oversupplied environment Muhamad Fadhil - Editor Petrochemicals, Argus Media, Singapore
  • Propylene and PP pricing fundamentals & Asia, Middle East and Turkey market overview
  • New capacity in northeast Asia, southeast Asia, India, Russia and Middle East & impact on trade flows
  • Opportunities for Gulf producers in an era of trade tariffs
     
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
  • -
  • 11:40
  • China’s Propylene and Polypropylene production and the impact on LPG demand Zhao Liming - Senior representative, Petrochina, China
  • Growth of new propylene production routes: PDH & ADH, CTO, MTO
  • Has there been an overbuild of PDH plants in China?
  • What is the role of PDH in China’s propylene balance?
  • 11:40
  • -
  • 12:10
  • The development of petrochemical feedstocks & electric vehicles in India Mathew George - General Manager (Petrochemical Sales), Indian Oil, India
 
  • 12:10
  • -
  • 12:45
  • Consumption priorities and supply options for petchem feedstock buyers in Asia
  • Will petrochemical infrastructure developments continue to expand domestic market demand in Asia
  • What are the key drivers of investments and expansions in the industry
  • Feedstock economics – naphtha vs LPG

Panellists:

Muhamad Fadhil, Editor Petrochemicals, Argus, Singapore
George Mathew, General Manager (Petrochemical Sales), Indian Oil, India
Zhao Liming, Senior Engineer, Petrochina, China

  • 12:45
  • -
  • 12:50
  • Closing remarks by conference chairperson
  • 12:50
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch and end of conference